I grew Nepenthes and Heliamphora reasonably well with a basement setup in St. Louis for about 5 years. After moving to an apartment in Texas, my plants suffered and either died off or I gave them away. Now I'm moving to a house (still in Texas) where I'll have more room. I really want to get a few Nepenthes and do it right this time. I still have some of my old setup but I'm ok with starting over. I absolutely have to have N. aristolochoides so I know I need to get my temps down into the 50's at night. I was never able to get this species to pitcher in my old setup.
My setup is going to be in a spare 1st floor bedroom with central A/C. I have two options, either one with a south facing window but no option for a window A/C unit, or a north facing window with the option for a window A/C unit.
I'd really appreciate recommendations on:
- General setup / enclosure
- Humidifier and/or mister/fogger
- Automatic watering (DIY or premade)
- Timers (preferably one that can control lighting, fans, humidity/fogger and watering on separate cycles)
Thanks in advance! I'm really excited to get back into carnivorous plants!